Redmi K50 Series and a host of AIoT products announced in Mainland China

Gadget Time / Press Releases / XIAOMI | Mar 17, 2022

oday in Mainland China, Redmi announced two new devices in the Redmi K50 Series — Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro. Built with outstanding performance, fast charging, and immersive viewing, both phones were designed with hardcore users in mind. Featuring the latest MediaTek processors, Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 9000, this also marks the first time Redmi phones feature 2K displays, accelerating the access of high quality viewing to the masses. These leading features alongside OIS, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, X-axis haptic motor, mean two devices offering exceptional all-round experience. In addition, a newly-upgraded Redmi K40S and selection of exciting AIoT products will also be making their way to market.

Redmi K50 Pro is available starting at RMB 2,999, while Redmi K50 starts at RMB 2,399.

Flagship performance and fast charging, all in a compact design

Redmi K50 Pro features the latest generation flagship processor — MediaTek Dimensity 9000. Using advanced 4nm TSM manufacturing processes, CPU, GPU, AI capabilities and energy efficiency have increased dramatically. With an AnTuTu score of over 1 million, Redmi K50 Pro is capable of running Genshin Impact at 59fps. Redmi K50, on the other hand, is equipped with the 5nm Dimensity 8100 by TSM, achieving an AnTuTu score of over 850,0000. On top of the powerful chipsets, both devices also feature LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 for maximum performance.

To make the most of these powerful chipsets, both phones are paired with the latest cooling system technology for sustained performance. Featuring an all-new stainless steel VC with a total area of 3950mm², the T-shaped design covers 72% of the motherboard. Along with other heat dissipation materials, such as 7 layers of graphite, copper sheeting, and thermal paste, these form a 3D dissipation system to support ultimate performance for both devices.

Even more fascinating is the balance between compact size and huge battery in the Redmi K50 series. Using the self-developed 4:1 Surge P1, the 120W fast charge capable Redmi K50 Pro comes with a large 5,000mAh battery. With a charging time of just 19 minutes,* Redmi K50 Pro offers a phenomenal balance between power, charging, and design. Redmi K50 is equipped with 67W charging, with a slightly larger battery at 5,500mAh, but identical thickness.

Flagship viewing and sound with 2K display and dual speakers

Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro use identical 6.67-inch 2K Samsung AMOLED displays. The flexible flat design improves the front display effect and reduces accidental edge touch during operation. In terms of optical performance, the resolution is a max 3200*1440 at 526PPI. Peak brightness is 1200nit with refresh rates of 120Hz. Each screen is factory color calibrated, improving color accuracy and reducing individual differences to a JNCD≈0.36 and Delta E≈0.45. Redmi K50 Pro has also passed DisplayMate A+ certification, achieving 16 record scores. Additionally, the front display uses Corning Gorilla Victus, which compared with anti-drop performance improved 1.5 times and scratch resistance improved 2 times versus the previous generation.

In addition to hardware, Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro also integrate advanced display technologies, such as full DC dimming effectively reducing stroboscopic issues when brightness is low. In terms of automatic brightness, it supports 16,000-level automatic brightness adjustment and a light sensor which makes automatic adjustment more accurate and natural when transitioning. Through a color temperature sensor, ambient light color temperature can be captured allowing the display to accurately suit surroundings. P3 color gamut support, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, ensure rich, colorful visuals with compatible content. For gaming, it supports super-resolution touch technology, which increases touch performance by 10 times enabling a more refined competitive experience.

Top-of-the-line display meets powerful sound for an overall excellent audio-visual experience. Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro are equipped with dual stereo speakers supporting Dolby Atmos. Additionally, Bluetooth 5.3 standard and newly added LC3 audio codec support offer lower power consumption and latency than traditional SBC coding. With the LC3, delay is reduced, one of the few pain points of Bluetooth audio today.

Flagship experience with camera, network, and haptic upgrades

Redmi K50 Pro implements a 100-megapixel ultra-clear triple camera setup, and optical image stabilization greatly improving performance for hand-held shooting. Electronic image stabilization can also be enabled during video shooting to reduce the impact of hand stability during recording. Redmi has also optimized the 100-megapixel camera experience to improve shutter speed and video performance overall. As secondary cameras, Redmi K50 Pro implements 2MP macro lens and 8MP 119° ultra-wide lenses. Redmi K50 features a 48MP main camera with OIS, in a triple camera setup.

Both Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro are equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, which enable stability at home, even when many devices are connected to the network. Redmi K50 Pro also supports 160MHz Wi-Fi 6 connection, which doubles throughput capacity. Both devices support new low-interference technology that greatly reduce Wi-Fi network latency caused by using Bluetooth and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi devices simultaneously.

In terms of experience, both Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro have built-in X-axis linear motors, which support immersive vibration in-game. IR remote control and multi-functional NFC are also included for an overall exception user experience.

Bringing back the classics with Redmi K40S

Since the release of Redmi K40 a year ago, the cumulative sales volume of the series has exceeded 10 million units, and is widely loved by consumers. This time, on the basis of the inherent strengths of Redmi K40, we have incorporated new functions and designs to fully enhance Redmi K40S experience.

Redmi K40S is equipped with the Snapdragon 870 processor, capable of running most modern games at near max FPS. The Samsung E4 display has a peak brightness of 1300nit, supports 120Hz, and offers all-new support for Dolby Vision. The 4,500mAh large battery is incorporate into a thin and light body while still offering exceptional battery life.

The newly upgraded cooling system offers a vapor chamber area as high as 3112mm², and the liquid-cooled heat dissipation area has been increased by 400% compared with Redmi K40. The upgraded 67-watt charging offers a charge to 100% in just 38 minutes. Newly added OIS improves overall shooting capabilities even in difficult conditions. From a design perspective, weight has been reduced by 1g and thickness by 0.1mm.

Redmi AirDots 3 Pro Genshin Impact Special Edition and other Redmi AIoT products

Today also introduced Redmi AirDots 3 Pro Genshin Impact Edition. Based on Redmi AirDots 3 Pro, this special edition features strong audio capabilities including 35dB noise reduction, 69ms low latency for games, dual-device connection, and 28-hour long battery life. Redmi AirDots 3 Pro Genshin Impact Edition feature in-depth customization based on the popular character “Klee” in the game. From packaging, to design, to custom sound effects, the entire package offers a full-on “Klee experience”.

Redmi Router AX5400 was also unveiled today, with all-round upgrades to network speeds, featuring Wi-Fi 6 support, 4×4 160MHz ultrawide band, 4K QAM high speed transfers, dual-core CPU, dedicated NPU processor, six high-performing antennas, 512MB storage, as well as simultaneous connection up to 248 devices.

With a high-end CNC finishing, Redmi Book Pro 15″ 2022 features a 15.6-inch fullscreen display with 3200*2000 resolution at 90Hz refresh rate. On the processor, the top model among the three variants sports a 12th Gen i7 processor, with the all new RTX2050 dedicated GPU suitable for rendering and gaming, alongside 16GB LPDDR 5200MHz and 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage.

Last but not least, Redmi TV MAX 100″ brings a huge screen experience to the masses, with metallic frames and up to 95% screen-to-body ratio, 4K resolution, high color retention and 120Hz refresh rate with MEMC, HDR10+, HDR and HLG. Certified with IMAX Enhanced, Redmi TV MAX 100″ offers an truly immersive experience for 4K HDR and DTS content. Adding on to the superb visuals, the quad-speakers ensures a cinematic audio experience.

Pricing and availability

Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 and Redmi K40S are available in four colors, Black, Silver, Iridescent, and Green.

Redmi K50 comes in three storage variants, 8GB+128GB at RMB 2,399, 8GB+256GB at RMB 2,599, 12GB+256GB at RMB 2,799.

Redmi K50 Pro comes in four storage variants, 8GB+128GB at RMB 2,999, 8GB+256GB at RMB 3,299, 12GB+256GB at RMB 3,599 and 12GB+512GB at RMB 3,999.

Redmi K40S comes in three storage variants, 6GB+128GB at RMB 1,799, 8GB+128GB at RMB 1,999, 8GB+256GB at RMB 2,199, 12GB+256GB at RMB 2,399.

Redmi AirDots 3 Pro Genshin Impact Edition is priced at RMB 399.

Redmi Router AX5400 is priced at RMB 399.

Redmi Book Pro 15” 2022 comes in three variants, i5/integrated GPU at RMB 5,599, i5+RTX2050 at RMB 6,799, i7+RTX2050 at RMB 7,499.

Redmi TV MAX 100″ is priced at RMB 19,999.

These will be available for purchase on Xiaomi official sales channels in Mainland China soon.

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